Skip to comments.Lunatic, Left Wing Relatives on Thanksgiving.
Posted on 11/20/2012 1:10:36 PM PST by albie
My 89 year old Mother in law (a conservative) is spending Thanksgiving with me and my family. My wife has requested that her looney left wing grandchildren be allowed to visit with "Granny" on Saturday. They voted Obama and are in their 20's and are actually very nice people. However, I've made it clear that I can not tolerate Obama voters in my house. Nice or not, family or otherwise. I'm still on the fence because I do love my Mother in law. What do you think? Also, are there others with similar problems?
I think you have “nice” and “pleasant” mixed up. No one who voted for Obama is nice. They might be pleasant, but no way are they nice.
She may not live to see another Thanksgiving. Have the kids over and show them what “class” is.
I’m with you. I consider obama voters to be either idiots or traitors and I refuse to have any truck with either. They are not welcome in my house.
You are correct in taking a position that you have seen their true colors, and they are not consistent with your values.
I've eliminated contact with several "friends", due to their lack of moral principle, religious tolerance, sex deviate sympathy, and general "Entitlement" menatlity.
A_perfect_lady has it right - demonstrate class, let them visit her. However, you have the right to forcibly expel them from your home if they get snotty about the election.
Give them a coupon for a Chinese restaurant nearby.
If they start bringing up the election, stop them and say “we’re not discussing politics today. If they persist, politely ask them to leave. Good Luck and enjoy the day!
your tolerance of their immaturity and kindness will do more to convince them of the rightness of your cause. Shunning them will have the opposite effect
20 year olds are all about fashion and group dynamics, so many stupidly mouth the Obama cliches without thinking. They may grow up yet.
A lot of them are BOTH.
I agree, NO ONE who voted for ‘O’ is a nice person.
Voting for a guy who wants to pick my pocket and deny me any recourse in the law ain’t NICE!
It really IS immoral to think that someone ELSE ought to subsidize YOUR lifestyle.
Yea, as if, ‘I want a new Cadillact and maybe the dealer will send the bill to my neighbor’... duhhhhh that won’t work.
Most of my relatives are also Liberal and uneducated past HS, for what that is worth. The ‘educated’ ones are Conservative ... go figure! Ha!
We all have similar problems.
But remember, once upon a time, it was considered extremely rude for guests to discuss either religion or politics. Remind them gently that you don’t agree on certain things, but you all love each other and everybody’s there just to be together, eat good food, and have a good time.
My own son is a very pro-union absolute jerk who specializes in taunting me, his sisters and a couple of other other conservatives in the family. Since he doesn’t live near us, he does it electronically. But one time, after a particularly bad blow up during one of his visits, I made it clear that we really don’t need to talk about these things, but about the things we have in common (in my case, fishing, music, etc.). He’s been pretty good on his visits since then.
So it’s your house and you can lay down the ground rules pleasantly and politely at the start. They may not abide by the rules, but that’s about all you can do. And if a fight breaks out, it makes them and not you look like the people who ruined Thanksgiving.
I have elderly neighbors who I always bring food to from my garden.
They put out an Obama sign this year and I will never bring them food again.
Serve THEM tofu turkey. Cold.
I agree. Obama and his voters are my mortal enemy. They will shorten my life with Obama Care, they will reduce my ability to care for my family with their liberal policies, they are destroying my childrens’ dreams and futures. They are mortal enemies. I will not tolerate them, be polite around them, nor accomodate them in any way. Nor should anyone who understands the truth of what Obama’s election means, and everyone older than 18 should understand that.
Not in my house, period.
Make a list of all the bad things you can think of that will be actually happening in Obama’s second term. Then if they wise off, you can bring up one or two of them.
My BIL Invited their neighbors over (sister’s friends albeit she was friends with everyone, RIP) whom my sister described as Obama-worshippers. They have pictures of him everywhere in the house - guess the demographic.
I have more but I’ll refrain for now.
Otherwise I’d say you might want to ease up on the anal reaction. It’s not time yet.
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